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Wells Cathedral

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Address: Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE, England
Phone Number: 01749-674483
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Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.

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This is my favorite Cathedral, we love to spend time there and around. Lots to see/do inside (clock, museum, shop, cafe).. When it's good weather you can have picnic near, kids... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite Cathedral, we love to spend time there and around. Lots to see/do inside (clock, museum, shop, cafe).. When it's good weather you can have picnic near, kids can play.. Would recommend if you like history..

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Camelford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Wells Cathederal is just so amazing and awe inspiring. How did the Ancient Britons manage to build such a structure. It is just wonderful in every way. What a truly fantastic building this is. Ancient Britons must have been in awe of the Lord Almighty, nothing else can justify why it was so wondefully and skillfully built. Every time me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Wells Cathedral is worth a visit. They an interesting Clock, as well as the stain glass window etc, also for prayer time without being disturbed. This Cathedral is a nice place to come and see, as wells the Town itself.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The feeling of light and spaciousness is overwhelming. A great sense of history and continuity So much english history is there to find as one walks arround One of the features for us were two coaches of youngsters all over the cathedral taking notes and drawing. So good and so quietly but a murmur of sound as the famous clock... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Anyone interested in cathedrals and their history ought to make a point of visiting Wells Cathedral and taking the 1 hour Guided Tour. We were fortunate to have Valerie taking the tour and she was excellent, full of knowledge and interesting anecdotes. The tour ended in front of their wonderful clock. It was an hour well spent and went so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Brilliant views, wonderful history absolutely amazing it is worth a look round to see all the period features

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Informative, interesting and really worth a visit. The interior is beautiful and the design and craftmanship really stunning

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Gloucestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

If you are in or near Wells it is a must to visit this lovely Cathedral and if you do go with one of the guides, you will learn a lot more about it, the gentleman that took us was excellent and knew his stuff. Wells itself is a lovely town with a variety of shops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

There are many lovely cathedrals but Wells has the great combination of the small city, beautiful cathedral and accessible location that makes it unique. The choir is superb - regularly rated as among the best in the world by music magazines, and a restful place to relax in and contemplate life and the universe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Amazing Cathedral with loads to see. Lovely tour guide but could have had a slightly louder voice as could not hear her all the time. I AM a Cathedral guide in another city so know that guides do have to project their voices. Otherwise a most interesting tour.

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